How is carbon related to photosynthesis?

1 Answer
Jun 11, 2018

Well, how does carbon relate to simple sugars?


Photosynthesis REDUCES carbon dioxide to give simple sugars, which can be used as a source of chemical energy... And it uses light energy to drive this transition...

#6CO_2(g) +6H_2O(l) stackrel(hnu)rarrC_6H_12O_6(aq) + 6O_2(g)#

As a bonus it also produces dioxygen gas.